Thursday, March 24, 2022

Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci -- BOOK BEGINNINGS



I'm about halfway through the zoom trial on the Boy Scouts bankruptcy. I'm pretty frazzled. But at least I remembered to post this week's Book Beginnings on Fridays post! 

I can't read anything too complicated during trial, so Stanley Tucci's food biography is the perfect escape for me when I finish for the day. 

What do you like to read with your life is hectic?

Please share the opening sentence (or so) of the book you are reading or a book you want to highlight. 


I grew up in Katonah, New York, a beautiful town about sixty miles north of Manhattan. We moved there when I was three years of age from Peekskill, New York, a small city with a large Italian population on the Hudson River where my father's family had settled after emigrating from Calabria. 

-- Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci. Is there anyone who doesn't like Stanley Tucci? 

I'm reading this one with my ears, which is particularly wonderful because Tucci reads it himself. 


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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.


From Taste:
That basement to me was a wonderful kind of time capsule and sanctuary. Divided by a staircase that led to an upstairs hallway, it boasted the makeshift auxiliary kitchen on one side (complete with an old washing machine with hand-cranked rollers that was still very much in use) as well as my grandfather Vincenzo’s workshop on the opposite side.
Tucci's childhood memories are my favorite parts of the book. 

Meanwhile, back in real life, trial runs from 7:00 am - around 3:00 pm for me every week day because I'm on the West Coast and the court is in Delaware, on East Coast time. This is a picture of me at 7:30 in the morning, listening to the second day of mind-numbing testimony from BSA's data expert, after I had already cross examined him. It I look awake, don't be fooled! 

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